General Studies

General Education Courses

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I. Global Academic Skills (9 credits required)

Course Credits
A. Mathematics 3
M 105 Contemporary Mathematics 3
M 114 Extended Technical Mathematics 3
M 121 College Algebra 3
M 122 College Trigonometry 3
M 131 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3
M 143 Finite Mathematics 4
M 161 Survey of Calculus 3
M 171 Calculus I 4
STAT 141 Introduction to Statistical Concepts 3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
 
B. English 3
WRIT 101 College Writing I 3
WRIT 121 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
WRIT 122 Introduction to Business Writing 3
WRIT 201 College Writing II 3
WRIT 220 Business & Professional Writing 3
WRIT 221 Intermediate Technical Writing 3
 
C. Information Literacy 3
BMIS 150 Computer Literacy 3
COMX 111 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMX 115 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
LSCI 125 Research in the Information Age 3

 

II. Natural Sciences (7 credits required)

Course Credits
A. Life Sciences 3-4
BIOB 101 Discover Biology 3
BIOB 102 Discover Biology Laboratory 1
BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems 3
BIOB 161 Principles of Living Systems Laboratory 1
 
B. Physical Sciences 3-4
ASTR 110 Introduction to Astronomy 3
ASTR 111 Introduction to Astronomy Lab 1
CHMY 121 Introduction to General Chemistry 3
CHMY 122 Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I 3
CHMY 142 College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
GEO 101 Introduction to Physical Geology 3
GEO 102 Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 1
GPHY 111 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GPHY 112 Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory 1
PHSX 103 Our Physical World 3
PHSX 104 Our Physical World Laboratory 1
PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3
PHSX 106 Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab 1
PHSX 205 College Physics I 3
PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory 1
 
A. and B. Integrated Sciences 7
SCIN 101 Integrated Sciences I 3
SCIN 102 Integrated Sciences Lab 0.5
SCIN 103 Integrated Sciences II 3
SCIN 104 Integrated Sciences Lab II 0.5

 

III. Social Sciences and History (6 credits required)

Course Credits
A. Social Sciences 3
ANTY 217 Physical Anthropology and Archeology 3
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business 3
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace 3
ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDU 105 Education and Democracy 3
GPHY 141 Geography of World Regions 3
HTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness 3
PSCI 210 Introduction to American Government 3
PSCI 220 Introduction to Comparative Government 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYX 231 Human Relations 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 201 Social Problems 3
B. History 3
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
HSTR 101 Western Civilization I 3
HSTR 102 Western Civilization II 3
HSTR 103 Honors Western Civilization I 3
HSTR 104 Honors Western Civilization II 3
PSCI 230 Introduction to International Relations 3

 

IV. Cultural Diversity (3 credits required)

Course Credits
ANTY 220 Culture and Society 3
ARTH 160 Global Visual Culture 3
COMX 212 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
GPHY 121 Human Geography 3
HHP 270 Global Health Issues 3
LIT 230 World Literature Survey 3
MUSI 207 World Music 3
NASX 105 Introduction to Native American Studies 3
NASX 205 Native Americans in Contemporary Society 3
PHL 271 Philosophy and Religion of India 3
PHL 272 Philosophy and Religion of China, Tibet, and Japan 3
REHA 201 Introduction to Diversity 3
RLST 170 The Religious Quest 3
SPNS 150 The Hispanic Tradition 3
WGSS 274 Women, Culture and Society 3

 

V. Arts and Humanities (6 credits required)

Course Credits
A. Fine Arts 3
ARTZ 101 Art Fundamentals 3
ARTZ 105 Visual Language Drawing 3
ARTZ 131 Ceramics for Non-Majors 3
CRWR 240 Introductory Creative Writing Workshop 3
FILM 160 Introduction to World Cinema 3
LIT 270 Film & Literature 3
MART 260 Computer Presentation and Animation 3
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 114 Band: MSUB Symphonic 1
MUSI 131 Jazz Ensemble I: MSUB 1
MUSI 147 Choral Ensemble: University Chorus 1
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 3
THTR 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR 120 Introduction to Acting I 3
 
B. Humanities 3
ARTH 150 Introduction to Art History 3
HONR 111 Perspectives and Understanding 3
LIT 110 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT 240 The Bible as Literature 3
PHL 110 Problems of Good and Evil: Introduction to Ethics 3
PHL 111 Philosophies of Life 3
Total 31
   
Requirements  
General Education 31
Electives 29
Total 60
   
  • Earn a minimal of 60 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • Satisfy the General Education requirements of MSU Billings
  • Earn a C- or better in all General Education requirements
  • A minimum of 20 semester credits with 40 grade points must be earned at MSU Billings

 

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